Public Affairs Advisor
Be part of the vision; be part of the RIBA.
The RIBA is a global professional membership body, and a cultural organisation, driving excellence in architecture.
Salary: c£36,000pa (based on experience)
Location: 66 Portland Place, London (hybrid - currently two days at the London office)
Hours: 35 hours per week – full time permanent
Why Join us? Our Benefits:
The RIBA offers an amazing employee benefits package which includes (a) a generous pension scheme with employer contributions (up to 12%), (b) life assurance, (c) annual leave of 26.5 days plus bank holidays, paid closure of 3.5 discretionary days between Christmas and New Year and a half-day for Christmas Shopping plus a season ticket loan. For more details on our benefits click here
Hybrid Working/Remote Working
We offer a flexible working arrangement with hybrid working between home and or London office, with 2 days in the office per week and flexibility regarding the rest of the week.
About the Role
We’re seeking an organised, proactive Public Affairs Advisor to join our policy and public affairs team. The Public Affairs Advisor will be responsible for driving forward a targeted public affairs strategy that ensures the RIBA is well positioned to respond to and influence current political developments.
No two days will be the same, but you can expect to:
- Organise and deliver successful political events including parliamentary receptions, Party Conferences, roundtables and site visits to RIBA award winning buildings.
- Secure meetings with MPs, civil servants and politicians that helps promote our political objectives.
- Facilitate an outreach programme with key political stakeholders for the RIBA.
- Monitor and identify relevant political issues and suggest actions that could be taken to address them.
Wondering what we are looking for?
- If you have demonstrable knowledge and experience of Parliamentary and political processes, strong communication and influencing skills, and knowledge of central and local Government structures – this role is for you.
- A good understanding of policy processes and how bodies like the RIBA can influence the policy making process will also be essential for success in this role.
- Experience or interest in built environment policy an advantage but not essential
If you would like to apply for the position, please view the full job description below (found at 'supporting documents') and submit your CV and covering letter using the form below. Additionally, please ensure that you complete our Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form which will be submitted separate from your application
Closing date: Thursday 6 October 2022
Interview date: To be confirmed
The RIBA aims to be an inclusive employer, committed to developing a varied and mixed workforce where all are encouraged to be themselves. We value applications from all sections of society and welcome requests for flexible working across our organisation.
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